News and media


Prime Minister reaffirms Australia’s road to economic recovery

In his address to the National Press Club in Canberra on Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has voiced his confidence in Australia’s post-pandemic labour market and economic recovery.

01 February 2021

federal government

Help us shape the 2021-22 Budget agenda and the future of Victoria

The Victorian Chamber is working on our submission to the 2021-22 Victorian State Budget and we want to hear what you and your business need to keep moving Victoria forward.

State and Federal Budgets

29 January 2021


Businesses can now get paid for hiring new workers

As part of the Federal Government’s JobMaker Plan in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to support businesses and young workers, the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is now open for registrations.

22 January 2021


Victoria’s economy forecast to grow more than any other state

A new research report released by Deloitte Access Economics has confirmed what we already believed – Victoria is the greatest place for businesses to be in Australia in 2021.

19 January 2021


Australian Open the beacon of light for the future of Melbourne events

There has been a lot of commentary around this week about the Australian Open 2021 proceeding and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to voice our support.

15 January 2021


Executive Update 15 January

The Victorian Chamber is looking forward to working with our members in 2021 as we continue our recovery from COVID-19. This week Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Scott Veenker delivers an update on our advocacy, the return to office workers in the CBD, and what training and events members can look forward to early this year.

15 January 2021


Have your say and shape the future of payroll tax in Australia

VCCI is seeking your assistance to better inform the public debate over the need for payroll tax reform in Australia by participating in the Payroll Tax on Australian Business Survey.

14 January 2021


Don’t let your business miss out on these government grants

Read here to find out about the federal and state government grants available to Victorian businesses that are still open for applications. But make sure you hurry, as some are closing very soon!

07 January 2021


Funding to help businesses lower energy bills now available

The Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) is now open to Victorian businesses, but you will need to register quickly as applications for phase 1 close on 31 December 2020.

16 December 2020

education and training

Government unveils findings of education pathways review

Following months of feedback and consultations with our members, VCCI’s Policy and Advocacy Team has helped shape the future of Victoria’s education system for students and businesses.

08 December 2020


Bring on a COVIDSafe Summer to stimulate seasonal trade

Victorian businesses are today celebrating our state’s progression to a COVIDSafe Summer, the final step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening.

06 December 2020

policy and advocacy

Applications now open for the Victorian Global Gateway Program

In response to the chaos the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on global import and export markets, established Victorian exporters can receive a one-off grant worth up to $50,000.

03 December 2020

policy and advocacy

Victoria Summit 2021: building a bold vision for Victoria together

The Victorian Chamber is proud to present the Victoria Summit 2021 – an assembly of businesses, unions, universities, industry groups, community, cultural, sport and other thought leaders to shape the future of our state.

01 December 2020


2020-21 Victorian State Budget: building confidence, business, jobs

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives that support a jobs-led recovery, putting local business and workers first.

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020


What business wants – 2020-21 State Budget

The Victorian Chamber’s Budget Submission to the State Government is centered on three themes: A plan to protect and grow local businesses and jobs, strategies to reclaim our global reputation and investment in infrastructure to keep the state moving.

State and Federal Budgets

23 November 2020

policy and advocacy

Funding now available to help Victorian businesses go digital

The Victorian Government has opened registrations for sole traders and small businesses to join the Small Business Digital Adaption Program. Register now as places are limited!

19 November 2020

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